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This section contains scientific articles, reports and other documents related to energy poverty.

Hutchinson, E., Wilkinson, P., Hong, S.H., Oreszczyn, T. and the Warm Front Study Group
2006
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This article aims to investigate the extent to which homes with low indoor-temperatures can be identified from dwelling and household characteristics. Half-hourly living-room temperatures were recorded for two to four weeks in dwellings over the winter periods November to April 2001–2002 and...Read more

Howieson, S.G., et al.
2003
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This paper is concerned with historical changes in domestic ventilation rates, relative humidity and the associated risk of house dust mite colonization. A controlled trial evaluated allergen and water vapour control measures on the level of house dust mite (HDM) Der p1 allergen and indoor...Read more

Evans, J., Hyndman, S., Stewart-Brown, S., Smith, D. and Petersen, S.
2000
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This study shows that being unable to keep the home warm enough in winter is more strongly associated with health outcomes than is damp housing. However, as cold and damp housing are closely related, it is likely that their combined effects are shown in these results. The importance of worry as...Read more

Howden-Chapman, P., Crane, J., Matheson, A., Viggers, H., Cunningham, M., Blakely, T., O'Dea, D., Cunningham, C., Woodward, A., Saville-Smith, K., Baker, M. and Waipara, N.
2005
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This paper describes the purpose and methods of a single-blinded, clustered and randomised trial of the health impacts of insulating existing houses. The key research question was whether this intervention increased the indoor temperature and lowered the relative humidity, energy consumption and...Read more

Osman, L., et al.
2010
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A randomised trial of 178 patients in Aberdeen, UK with a previous hospital admission for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was carried out in order to determine whether improving home energy efficiency improves health-related quality of life in COPD patients. 118 patients were...Read more

Paravantis, J.A., Santamouris, M.
2016
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Fuel poverty is a complex socioeconomic problem that affects low-income households and has a serious impact on indoor environmental quality. In this research, indoor temperatures were measured in 50 low- and very-low-income dwellings in the major Athens area in Greece during the winter of 2012–...Read more

Sakka, A., Nicol, F., Wilson, M, Santamouris, M., Livada, I.
2008
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Factors such as solar heat gain in summer, and natural ventilation in transitional seasons must be considered when designing energy-efficient residential buildings for hot summer/cold winter zones. In this paper, the rationale for defining thermal design of energy-efficient buildings is...Read more

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